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FORECAST: Strong T'Storms Possible This Evening

Summertime feel along with several storm chances this week!

What a day! Another exceptionally gorgeous April day for us here in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina! Temperatures soaring into the middle to upper 70s under a southerly breezy and for much of the day you were hard pressed to find a single cloud in the sky. 

Heading into this evening we watch for the potential of some severe weather in portions of our area. The Storm Prediction Center after for a time taking us out of the 'slight' level 2 risk has now once again included the majority of the region. 

Credit: WVEC

Timing for storms looks to be from 4p through about 8/9p this evening. A boundary that is strewn across the area, oriented from northwest to southeast will tend to guide the storms along it. As they dive southeast and head into a region of heating and relative instability they could blossom into strong or even severe storms. Main threats to be concerned with are gusty winds in excess of 55mph as well as the potential for hail in excess of 1" in diameter.

Temperatures aren't done warming after what we enjoyed today. In fact, tomorrow will be even milder, downright hot for April as high temperatures climb into the lower to middle 80s. A few isolated showers or even a rumble of thunder is possible in the morning hours but after that partly cloudy skies, a breeze out of the south and hot temperatures are in store for much of the rest of the day. Storm Prediction Center does highlight tomorrow with another low risk of severe weather, a level 1, marginal for the entire area.

Credit: WVEC

Thursday will be gorgeous once again, low storm threat and still very pleasant and mild with temperatures into the middle 70s. Come Friday though we shift our winds and dip our temperatures back below average that last into the first half of the weekend. By Easter Sunday we bounce back into the middle to upper 60s and 70s by early next week.

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